FILE- In this May 16, 1989 file photo, defendant Philip Copeland, right, and his attorney Frank Hancock listen in criminal court in New York on as Justice Thomas Demakos sentences him t

 

              FILE- In this May 16, 1989 file photo, defendant Philip Copeland, right, and his attorney Frank Hancock listen in criminal court in New York on as Justice Thomas Demakos sentences him t
FILE- In this May 16, 1989 file photo, defendant Philip Copeland, right, and his attorney Frank Hancock listen in criminal court in New York on as Justice Thomas Demakos sentences him to a maximum term of 25 years to life in prison for the murder of New York City rookie police officer Edward Byrne. Copeland, along with three other men who were found guilty of Byrnes murder, will go before a New York state parole board in November 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)